Hours/Operations - Eclipse Related - Lincoln County

During the eclipse select County offices and services will be closed to the public Most closures will be effective Monday, August 21, 2017. But, there are some exceptions (see below). Additional updates will be added as they are determined. 

Courthouse Parking Lot

The County Courthouse parking lot will be closed to the public August 19 through the 21st. 

Transit Services

Transit Intercity Bus, Lincoln City Loop Bus, Coast to Valley Express Bus, Newport City Loop Bus and Dial-a-Ride will all be closed Monday August 21st. Expect possible delays in service Saturday and Sunday before the Eclipse and possibly Tuesday after the Eclipse. 


The Assessor's office will be closed August 21st.


The Surveyor's office will be closed Friday August 18th and Monday August 21st. 


The Treasurer/Tax office will be closed August 21st. (Online payment options will be operational.)

(Child) Support Enforcement

The Support Enforcement office will be closed August 21st.


The Clerk's office will be closed August 21st.


The Finance office will be closed August 21st.

Health & Human Services

Behavioral Health
  • Counseling, Case Management, Peer Support, Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities:  open but not taking appointments August 18, 21, 22
  • Psychiatric Appointments: appointments available August 18 and 22 (not the 21st)
  • Crisis and walk-ins: available all days.
Lincoln Community Health Center & School Based Health Centers
  • Closed August 21st
Newport VA Clinic
  • Open, no scheduled appointments
Environmental Health (food licenses, vital records)
  • Open
Public Health (Nurse Home Visiting, Health Promotion, Immunizations)
  • Open, no scheduled appointments, no home visits.
LCHHS Administration
  • Open

Veterans' Services Office

The Veterans' Services office will be closed August 21st.

Sheriff's Office - Support Services Division

Sheriff's Office - Support Services Division in the Courthouse Room 203 will be closed to walk-in traffic on August 21st. Limited staff may be available for telephone calls and/or questions.

Parole and Probation

The Parole and Probation office (and Work Crews) will be closed August 21st.  Limited staff may be available for telephone calls and/or questions.

Lincoln County Circuit Court

Due to the expected high volume of traffic for the eclipse, the Lincoln County Circuit Court is limiting hearings and court functions as follows:

  • Court Administration (Room 202) will be open for essential court business and Courtroom 305 will hear essential matters only.
  • The Court will be open regular hours 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (closed from noon to 1:00 pm).
  • All In-custody arraignments will be held at 2:00 pm with other essential matters following.

Court dockets are accessible from our web page at: https://publicaccess.courts.oregon.gov/PublicAccess/default.aspx

If you have questions please contact the Lincoln County Court at 541-265-4236.


Residents and visitors are encouraged to review our Eclipse Information Guide and Eclipse Pages for best practices during, before and after the Solar Eclipse on August 21st.  Remember, be ready, be patient, be safe…and enjoy the solar eclipse!

Contact information for all County departments can be found within this web site.
Link: County Departments